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Between 1995 and 2008 OMSK created a platform for emerging and established artists whose practices involved moving image, performance and sound. These decadent events achieved notoriety and critical acclaim, the press likening OMSK to Warhol's factory, the Burning Man Festival, Fluxus and punk rock. Bespoke projects such as EatOMSK, AtOMSK and OMSKRoam took the OMSK collective into provocative territory. In 2007 OMSK published OMSKBOOK, relocating the element of the live event into the space of the bound volume.

The OMSK archive chronicles a vibrant period in a rapidly changing East London. The unsanctioned spaces where OMSK took place, such as a squatted bank, warehouses and railway arches, have since been subject to gentrification. Many established artists and filmmakers including Matthew Herbert, Clio Barnard, Andrew Kotting and Peter Strickland showed work at OMSK when they were starting out. The archive enables new audiences to unearth hidden treasures from the London counter-culture. The collection also shines a light on extraordinary but rarely seen films and live performances that might otherwise not make it into the history vaults.This substantial collection is a unique window into arts activity before the rise of YouTube and social media. The archive will be of great interest to emerging and established artists, researchers and students interested in moving image, live art, sound art, curatorial practice, DIY collectives and underground culture.

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by Michael Dudok De Wit
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eye 3,296
favorite 2
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SMOK event in March 1999 at the Wandsworth Film Festival in London.
Topics: Michael Dudok De Wit, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK, animation
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by Clio Barnard
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eye 1,304
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September1997 in London. 
Topics: Clio Barnard, 1997.08_OMSK
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by Seonaid Mackay
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eye 1,109
favorite 3
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September 1997 in London. 
Topics: Seonaid Mackay, animation
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by Louise Camrass
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eye 629
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Death of OMSK event that took place in September 1998 in London. 
Topics: Louise Camrass, 1998.09_DeathofOMSK, pornography
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by Oriana Fox
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eye 559
favorite 1
comment 1
This film was screened at the OMSK ROAM event that took place inJuly 2004 in London. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Oriana Fox, 2004.07_OMSKROAM
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by Wrik Mead
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eye 546
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSKXMAS event that took place in London in December 2004. It is also part of the OMSKBOOK FILM DVD. 
Topics: Wrik Mead, 2004.12_OMSKXMAS, body
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by Brian Williams
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eye 518
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in April 1998 in London. 
Topics: Brian Williams, 1998.04_OMSK, pornography
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by Steven Eastwood
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eye 470
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at seven OMSK events that took place in London, Edinburgh, Greece and NewYork. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2000.11_ArchOMSK, 2001.01_ARCOLAOMSK, 2005.05_OMSKlo, 2001.08_OMSK,...
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by James Marsden
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eye 419
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSKSMOK event that took place in March 1999 in London. 
Topics: James Marsden, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK, Structural Film
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by A volunteer filmed this.
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eye 378
favorite 0
comment 0
Quartet Electronische was part of the OMSK art collective for a long period and performed at many OMSK events. 
Topics: Quartet Electronische, sound
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by Rob Hardy and John Rowley
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eye 375
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at four OMSK events in London and Oslo. 
Topics: Rob Hardy, John Rowley, 2000.11_ArchOMSK, 2001.05_OMSKlo, 2002.05_OMSKStrangeScreenFestival,...
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by A volunteer filmed this.
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eye 355
favorite 0
comment 0
This piece was performed at the EATOMSK event that took place in October 2001 in London. 
Topics: Helena Bryant, 2001.10_EATOMSK, performance
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by Andrew Kotting
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eye 327
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at an OMSK event that took place in November 1996 in London.
Topics: Andrew Kotting, 1996.01_OMSK, 16mm, performance
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by Mari Monrad Vistven
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eye 325
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SNUB event that took place in September 2002 in London. 
Topics: Mari Monrad Vistven, 2002.09_OMSKSNUB
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by Emily Richardson
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eye 312
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events. 
Topics: Emily Richardson, 2001.01_ARCOLAOMSK, 2001.05_OMSKlo
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by Jennet Thomas
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eye 310
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the FlikOMSK event that took place in March 2006 in London.
Topics: Jennet Thomas, 2006.03_FlikOMSK
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by RobinDeacon
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eye 270
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at three OMSK events and is part of the OMSKBOOK Film DVD.
Topics: Robin Deacon, 2001.01_ARCOLAOMSK, 2001.05_OMSKlo, performance
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by Jo Shaw
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eye 269
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September 2000 at the Brighton Phoenix Gallery. 
Topics: Jo Shaw, 2000.09_OMSKBrightonPhoenixGallery, body
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by Steven Eastwood
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eye 240
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the LimeOMSK event that took place in March 2004 in London. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2004.03_LimeOMSK
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by Annis Joslin
movies
eye 232
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events in London. 
Topics: Annis Joslin, 1999.10_OMSKDefibulated, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK
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by Adam Trotman and Thomas Lawes
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eye 200
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in November 1997 in London. 
Topics: Adam Trotman, Thomas Lawes, 1997.11_OMSK
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by Toby Tatum
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eye 198
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Lime OMSK event that took place in March 2003 in London. 
Topics: Toby Tatum, 2004.03_LimeOMSK, 16mm
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by Christopher Smith
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eye 187
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Christopher Smith, 1998.01_OMSK, experimental fiction
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by Oreet Ashery
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eye 183
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK Arcola 2 event that took place in May 2001 in London. 
Topics: Oreet Ashery, 2001.05_OMSKArcola2
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by Steven Eastwood
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eye 168
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at three OMSK events in London and New York. It is also part of the OMSK BOOK Film DVD. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2002.09_OMSKSNUB, 2003.09_OMSKAnthologyFilmArchives, 2004.03_LimeOMSK
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by Ben Hemming
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eye 165
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Lime OMSK event that took place in March 2004 in London. 
Topics: Ben Hemming, 2004.03_LimeOMSK
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by Aki Karismaki
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eye 156
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Death of OMSK event that took place in September 1998 in London.
Topics: Aki Karismaki, 1998.09_DeathofOMSK, experimental fiction
OMSK archive
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eye 156
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September 2003 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. 
Topics: Mark Glassner, 2003.09_OMSK
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by Volunteers filmed this.
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eye 140
favorite 0
comment 0
This is the showreel that was used to promote the OMSK art collective. 
Topics: OMSK Showreel, performance, sound
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by Arthur Lager
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eye 133
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in November 1997 in London. 
Topics: Arthur Lager, 1997.11_OMSK, scratch video
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by Alexander Gorlizke and Richard Coldman
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eye 130
favorite 1
comment 1
This film was screened at two OMSK events in London. 
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Alexander Gorlizke, Richard Coldman, 2003.02_BunkAtTheCube,...
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by Owen Oppenheimer
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eye 127
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK ROAM event that took place in July 2007 in London. 
Topics: Owen Oppenheimer, 2004.07_OMSKROAM
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by Manuel Saiz
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eye 120
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK Arcola 2 event that took place in May 2001 in London. 
Topics: Manuel Saiz, 2001.05_OMSKArcola2
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by Louise Camrass
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eye 118
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at five OMSK events. 
Topics: Louise Camrass, 2000.09_OMSK, 2000.03_ATOMSK, 2001.05_OMSKlo, 2001.08_OMSK,...
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by Annis Joslin
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eye 112
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Annis Joslin, 1997.01_OMSK
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by Nick Gordon Smith
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eye 111
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events in London and is part of the OMSKBOOK Film DVD. 
Topics: Nick Gordon Smith, 2002.09_OMSKSNUB, 2003.09_OMSKAnthologyFilmArchives, experimental fiction
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by Simon Aeppli
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eye 108
favorite 1
comment 0
This Film was screeend at the OMSK event that took place in September 1997 in London.
Topics: Simon Aeppli, 1997.09_OMSK, performance, body
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by Louise Stevens and Greg Pope
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eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events in Bristol and New York. It is also part of the OMSK BOOK FILM DVD. 
Topics: Louise Stevens, Greg Pope, 2003.02_BunkAtTheCube, 2003.09_OMSKAnthologyFilmArchives
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by Jennet Thomas
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eye 103
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September 1997 in London. 
Topics: Jennet Thomas, 1997.09_OMSK, experimental fiction
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by Guy Edmonds
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eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the SE OMSK event that took place in July 2004 in London. 
Topics: Guy Edmonds, 2004.07_SEOMSK
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by Sam Morrison
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eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screeened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Sam Morrison, 1998.01_OMSK, animation
OMSK archive
by A volunteer filmed this.
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eye 101
favorite 0
comment 0
The Max Factory performed this at the OMSKlo event that took place in May 2001 in Oslo.  
Topics: Max Factory, 2001.05_OMSKlo, performance
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by Thomas Bayrle
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eye 96
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at an OMSK event that took place in November 1996 in London.
Topics: Thomas Bayrle, 1996.11_OMSK, animation
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by Tatye Phadtare
movies
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK Difibulated event that took place in October 1999 in London. 
Topic: Tatye Phadtare
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by Steven Eastwood
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eye 93
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK Collision event that took place in September 2007 in London. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2007.09_OMSKCollision
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by Sally Irvine
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eye 93
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the SE OMSK event that took place in July 2004 in London. It is also part of the OMSK BOOK Film DVD. 
Topics: Sally Irvine, 2004.07_SEOMSK
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by Annis Joslin
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eye 92
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Annis Joslin, 1998.01_OMSK, body
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by Simon Aeppli
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eye 92
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the two OMSK events in London.  
Topics: Simon Aeppli, 1997.11_OMSK, 2004.03_LimeOMSK, body
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by Mairead McClean
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eye 85
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened as part of the Lime OMSK event that took place in March 2004 in London. 
Topics: Mairead McClean, 2004.03_LimeOMSK
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by Emily Skinner
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eye 83
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Emily Skinner, 1998.01_OMSK, animation
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by Layla Atkinson
movies
eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Arch OMSK event in November 2000 which was part of the Volcano Film Festival in London.
Topics: Layla Atkinson, 2000.11_ArchOMSK, animation
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by Ben Hemming
movies
eye 81
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Lime OMSK event that took place in March 2004 in London. 
Topics: Ben Hemming, 2004.03_LimeOMSK, 16mm
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by Rosalind Peters
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eye 80
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at three OMSK events. 
Topics: Rosalind Peters, body, 2004.07_SEOMSK, 2004.03_LimeOMSK, 2003.09_OMSK
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by Richard Heslop
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eye 79
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in September 1997 in London. 
Topics: Richard Heslop, 1997.09_OMSK, experimental fiction
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by Massimo Garlatti Costa
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eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Defibulated OMSK event that took place in October 1999 in London. 
Topics: Massimo Garlatti Costa, 1999.10_DefibulatedOMSK, experimental fiction
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by Andrew Wills
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eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SMOK event that took place in March 1999 at the Wandsworth Film Festival in London. 
Topics: Andrew Wills, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK, performance
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by Brian Williams
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eye 75
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SMOK event that took place in March 1999 at the Wandsworth Film Festival in London. 
Topics: Brian Williams, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK, scratch video
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by Karen Hickman
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eye 74
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at three OMSK events that took place in London and New York. 
Topics: Karen Hickman, 2003.02_BunkAtTheCube, 2003.09_OMSKAnthologyFilmArchives, 2002.09_OMSKSNUB
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by Steven Eastwood
movies
eye 72
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was made at the OMSK ROAM event that took place in July 2004 in London. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2004.01_OMSKROAM
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by Gad Hollander
movies
eye 70
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Gad Hollander, 1998.01_OMSK, landscape, experimental fiction
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by Annis Joslin
movies
eye 69
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events in London and Bristol. 
Topics: Annis Joslin, 2003.02_BunkAtTheCube, 2002.09_OMSKSNUB
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by Finn Mc Gough and Joshua Whitehead
movies
eye 68
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at the Death of OMSK event that took place in September 1998 in London.
Topics: Finn Mc Gough, Joshua Whitehead, 1998.04_OMSK, experimental fiction
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by Steven Eastwood
movies
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events in London. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2004.07_SEOMSK, 2004.07_OMSKROAM
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by Rosalind Peters
movies
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the FlikOMSK event that took place in March 2006 in London and is part of the OMSKBOOK Film DVD.  
Topics: Rosalind Peters, 2006.03_FlikOMSK, 16mm
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by Hanne Davidson
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eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
This fim was screeend at the OMSK event that took place in April 1998 in London.
Topics: Hanne Davidson, experimental fiction, 1998.04_OMSK
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by Joanna Barnes
movies
eye 62
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Lime OMSK event that took place in March 2004 in London. 
Topics: Joanna Barnes, 2004.03_LimeOMSK
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by Jonathan Cronin
movies
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the Death of OMSK event in September 1998 in London. 
Topics: Jonathan Cronin, 16mm, performance
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by Silvain Hooglander
movies
eye 58
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SMOK event that took place in March 1999 at the Wandsworth Film Festival in London. 
Topics: Silvain Hooglander, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK
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by Steven Eastwood
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eye 56
favorite 1
comment 0
This film was screened at two OMSK events. 
Topics: Steven Eastwood, 2001.10_EATOMSK, 2002.03_QuietOnTheOutside,LoudOnTheInside, performance
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by A volunteer filmed this.
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eye 56
favorite 0
comment 0
This live documentation footage was filmed by a volunteer at the FlikOMSK event that took place in March 2006 in London.
Topics: 2006.03_FlikOMSK, film, performance, sound
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by Inger Lise Hansen
movies
eye 55
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the ARCOLAOMSK event that took place in January 2001 in London. 
Topics: Inger Lise Hansen, 2001.01_ARCOLAOMSK
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by Helen Murphy
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eye 55
favorite 0
comment 0
This installation was shown at the OMSKXMAS event that took place in December 2004 in London. 
Topics: Helen Murphy, 2004.12_OMSKXMAS, installation
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by Year Zero
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eye 53
favorite 0
comment 0
This event was screened at the EATOMSK event that took place in October 2001 in London. 
Topics: Year Zero, 2001.10_EATOMSK, documentary
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by Mari Monrad Vistven
movies
eye 52
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK event that took place in January 1998 in London.
Topics: Mari Monrad Vistven, 1998.01_OMSK, experimental fiction
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by Annis Joslin
movies
eye 51
favorite 0
comment 0
This film was screened at the OMSK SMOK event that took place in March 1999 at the Wandsworth Film Festival in London. 
Topics: Annis Joslin, 1999.03_OMSKSMOK